On her way to a Master’s degree
Toree Lianne Winchell was born and raised in Dalhart. Growing up, Toree was deeply involved in horses, rodeo, 4-H, and sports. While attending Dalhart High School, Toree was a member of numerous clubs and teams including National Honor Society, Student Council, FFA, and 4-H and rodeo clubs. Toree also ran track and was a three-year varsity volleyball player. Aside from school activities, Toree was also crowned the 2004 XIT Rodeo and Reunion Queen.
While completing her undergraduate degree in 3 ½ years at West Texas A&M, Toree was active and contributed to many university clubs and organizations. Toree was a member of Agricultural Ambassadors, Collegiate FFA, Horseman’s Association, Alpha Zeta, and Alpha Chi. Toree was also a member of a three-time National Champion Horse Judging team, and earned the Reserve National Champion collegiate individual at the National Reining Horse Association Futurity in 2007. Toree was selected as the Outstanding Equine Industry and Business Senior for 2008-2009. Toree graduated from West Texas A&M University in December of 2008 with a 3.9 GPA, and has since begun working on a Master’s of Science degree in Animal Science. In addition to her course work and research, Toree will be the Assistant Coach of the Horse Judging Team and Co-Manager of the WTAMU Horse Center. Tentatively, her thesis research project will investigate the palatability and digestibility of a feed with popped milo as the feed’s main grain component.